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Thread: One wa-gyuto to rule them all

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    Anxiously awaiting Marko letting me know I am on deck.

    What is Mario's website? I looked threw a few of his posts and did not see a link.

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    I contacted him through here rrlover I think is his user name.

    Both are amazing makers but different altogether. I couldn't choose just one... Money well spent though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reede View Post
    That is one sexy knife!
    once in a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right

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    I would go with with a kato (never used one but the reviews have been outstanding) or a shigefusa, or a custom maker. I don't think marko can be beaten for price versus quality but be prepared for a lengthy wait. I'm not saying there aren't other great makers out there, there are, but if I was looking for a great gyuto I'd go for one of his.

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    I'm funny, in that I like knives that cut like nobody's business, and are pretty, but still seem like they're made to be beaten up on. Do I have on wa-gyuto to rule them all? Heck no! But I do have my favorite knives.
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    hello guys,

    thank you very much for your numerous replies! i know that buying a knife has a lot to do with personal preferences, shape, style, grip, cutting motion, and so on. i have not yet thought about a gyuto made by a custom maker but the more i think about it, the more i like the idea, even though i thought i had a clear preference for a japanese-made blade. but why not try something new?

    somehow i wonder why i have recommended to others to go for a custom maker instead of buying a stock knife, but have never considered that for me.

    i have heard of basically most of the makers you guys listed in your posts, except tilman leder / rottman. does he have a website? or should i contact him through this forum? can i find a picture gallery somewhere?

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    i would like to add one more thing regarding blade thickness: i would consider my current blades rather thin. would it then make sense to get myself a thicker wa-gyuto such as the heiji (this is thicker, isn't it?)? but then on the other hand, isn't one of the advantages of wa-gyutos over western handles the weight save?

    from the japanese gyutos i really like either heiji or watanabe, most likely the honyaki-version. from the custom makers i am quite drawn to marko tsourkan's knives...

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    Zoinks! That is a particular method of construction that I would like to try eventually.
    Quote Originally Posted by Reede View Post

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    One emphatic vote for the Masamoto KS. The profile is second to none and the geometry, weight, F&F, etc. are all way up there. Definitely get the Honyaki if you can afford it. It's my dream knife.

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